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2019 Last QTR. Highlights

Crossroads
  •  Cross Roads meal preparations done by volunteers monthly will now transition over to a more local charity
  • Beginning in January our church mission will partner with St. Vincent dePaul in Hampton providing a meal once a month
  • Through the sign up genius, people can either prepare or serve a meal which is served in downtown  Hampton
  • It is for a much smaller group of about 20+ and meals can be cooked ahead at volunteers' homes
  • Watch for information in the bulletin
Crop Walk two
  • Crop Walk in October was a huge success for our church
  • It was highly supported by walkers as well as members of our church
  • We raised $5,500
  • In December the Sunday School kids replaced the Christmas Boxes with Project Joy, which is a more local oriented mission
  • Working with the Hampton Fire Dept., the kids collected money and donated it for Christmas gifts for children
  • $700 dollars was raised
Xmas gifts
  • We gifted $575 to Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), that serves state and national churches
  • Some of the monies goes to Rockingham Assoc. to support seminary students, the NH Conference of the UCC for their work with churches
  • Examples of support include helping a church with a clergy search, getting special speakers and facilitation of dealing with key church issues
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Up Coming Events

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The Sunday School kids will be working on the Heifer Project Mission.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Meals Program will be underway
  • Our support for Tools and Blankets Mission will show up in the 2nd qtr.
  • We have two confirmation kids with one chosing to  work on Ending 68 hours of Hunger and another reviving The Hope Project supporting cancer patients.  You will hear more from each of them as they begin these projects
  • Look for more details in Sunday bulletins.

Ask Us

The mission Committee is available to answer questions you may have about missions or how you may participate in working with them.

Sammi Moe, Lucy Champion, Susan Dixon, Annmarie Sorrow and Reverend Deb Knowlton

Mission Group

Women’s Guild

Nursery Care

Nursery: We have child care during the worship service. Beginning on Sunday, September 9, there will be an attendant in place by 9:45 to get your little one situated. The nursery is down the main hall just beyond the elevator, on the left. Just in case you are not aware, there are also rocking chairs in the Narthex (behind viewing window at back of church) positioned directly under a speaker so that you will not miss the worship service should your little one need a little comforting. Please sign your child in, leave your name and list any issues the attendant may need to tend to.

Missons

First Congregational Church of Hampton Visitors – Another valuable mission of the church

FCC Visitors is a group of dedicated folks who visit monthly with our homebound, hospitalized, and assisted living residents and friends, bringing the message of God’s care and love and the assurance that they are never forgotten by the faith community.  The visitors provide support, a listening ear, information and contact telephone numbers to community based services, many of which these elders are not aware. We meet together about six times a year to share concerns and engage in continuing education about the needs of elders.  Anyone who wishes to join the visitors’ group is warmly welcomed.

Missions

God’s Baby Closet
For more than 20 years First Congregational Church has operated a closet that welcomes young families who are struggling to supply their children with diapers, wipes, clothing up to 5T, food, books and small baby equipment. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday mornings 10-noon and the catchment area includes southern Rockingham County. Persons who can bring ID and proof of residence are welcomed to visit and make use of this resource.

Yearly, we also support a Christian Seminary in Belgium, send 2 young children to school through the Global Ministries Sponsor Program, Support Andover Newton Theological School, Seacoast Family Promise, Seacoast Youth Services, and Church World Service program.

We prepare a meal for 80+ residents of Cross Roads House Homeless Shelter each 4th Wednesday of the month.
We offer worship services for residents of Partridge House and Cornerstone Senior Living in Hampton.